Bruno Reviews

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October 9, 2019
While Cohen's intentions are noble...the execution is lazy, sloppy and sometimes even boring.
August 29, 2018
Well, when it's funny, it is funny, but it is only intermittently funny... What I'm saying, I think, is that the joke has worn thin.
March 16, 2018
... absurd displays of cheap controversy. [Full review in Spanish]
February 6, 2018
Baron Cohen is, without doubt, the ballsiest comic of his generation-and one of the brightest. But it's hard to imagine him taking the guerrilla shock tactics of Borat and Brüno any further.
January 6, 2012
Sacha Baron Cohen's latest shock comedy Bruno is a nasty, tired and pointless retread of the gifted comedian's previous work.
December 17, 2009
there are very little or no examples of comedic genius in this film
November 19, 2009
Merely a collection of supposedly shocking jokes about homosexuality and gay sex.
November 16, 2009
For all of its button-pushing, the end result is almost as superficial as its egocentric hero.
November 7, 2009
There are more consequences of his situations than there are laughs derived from them. Not everyone around here is a Howard Stern.
August 30, 2009
In the end, Bruno simply isn't as funny as Borat. ... Mr. Baron Cohen is too often forcing the issue instead of letting the humor emerge organically.
August 25, 2009
Illustrates not the public's gullibility but a comic's waning sense of danger
August 15, 2009
Artificial e cruel quando deveria ser espontâneo e instigante, finalmente acaba cometendo um erro fatal para qualquer comédia: leva o espectador a sentir dó das "vítimas" de seu astro.
July 26, 2009
An expose of the sham values of celebrity worship and tinseltown ambition largely unaware that the producer/director/writer and lead actor exemplifies those very values to the hilt.
July 25, 2009
I don't think Cohen's targets are even being particularly homophobic, they'd just prefer if this crazed, half-naked circus freak would just put his penis away and stop invading their personal space
July 21, 2009
The film's weakness is obvious: it has exactly one trick up its sleeve, and merely repeats that trick over and over for its entire 87-minute running time
July 17, 2009
It's a shallow and silly thing that has every right to exist but no profound purpose. It is just a $40 million practical joke, and like all practical jokes, it has at its core a hard kernel of cruelty.
July 17, 2009
The film's one authentic moment has him stalking Harrison Ford, who tells him in no uncertain terms where to go; frankly, I was with Ford.
July 16, 2009
The new Sacha Baron Cohen movie, "Bruno," really isn't a movie at all. Calling it one is sort of like calling mutton the new white meat.
July 14, 2009
Even worse than I thought it would be
July 13, 2009
Cohen probably did not consciously echo The Magic Christian, but he would have done well to learn from it.
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